When Jessie Friel was born in 1907, in Armadale, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Friel, was 29 and her mother, Laura Imrie, was 22. She married William Hamilton Baxter on 27 March 1926, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died in 1999, in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 92.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Aileen, Brendan, Brigid, Colm, Colum, Kieran.
Irish (mainly Donegal, and now also in Glasgow): from Gaelic Ó Frighil, which is a metathesized form of Ó Fearghail (see Farrell ).
German: from a pet form of the personal name Friedrich .